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Jan 24, 2010 5:00pm EST
deal. who need okay. $65 for tonight. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. and. >>> we are back with our distinguished panel of experts, historians, pulitzer prize winners. let's talk about the ideological moment. part of what happened here is that the end of the cold war produced a
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Jan 5, 2010 11:00am EST
newsroom. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some pd what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. choose your hospital. and no referrals needed. there are no networks help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. hey, ask our doctor about garlique, okay? garlique's clinically proven i
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Jan 6, 2010 4:00pm EST
right now in afghanistan. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some pd what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. choose your hospital. and no referrals needed. there are no networks help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> get to our "strategy session," helly rosin, a cnn politic
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Jan 9, 2010 3:00pm EST
getting you the scooter or power chair you need. in fact, if we pre-qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. >>> a chilling new video from the taliban. what it tells us about the attack that killed seven people at a cia outpost. >>> the kiss that closed an airport terminal. police think they found the man in newark who triggered the six-hour security problem. >>> two men are under arrest in connection with a new york terror plot. one of them is a new york city tab drooifr. he was arraigned yesterday. the other is a bosnian immigrant. susan candiotti is live from new york. >> reporter: hello, fredricka. through his attorney and from his own father, both say that the man who is accused of an act of conspiracy and terrorist actor is not guilty. the government says ot
CNN
Jan 10, 2010 4:00pm EST
medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call t number on your screen. >>> top stories now. transformer explosion today. knocked out power to much of cleveland's hopkins international airport. it is now restored. flights schedule for this afternooning and evening remain uncertain. generators providing electricity to the control tower and other critical areas there. >>> and utility crews in northern california are hard at work today trying to restore electricity to thousands of homes after a strong earthquake there. the 6.5 magnitude quake hit yesterday afternoon. 25,000 customers lost power. no serious injuries reported. there are no reports as far as -- their reports really min
CNN
Jan 6, 2010 6:00am EST
offering huge kits to medicare. these private plans offer seniors an alternative to medicare that often includes extra medical coverage like dental and vision care. >> i recognize the gentleman from georgia. >> reporter: georgia republican phil gingrey thinks he knows why. >> seniors are back into medicare fee for service, the more opportunity aarp has to get royalties from the sale of the medi gap policies. >> reporter: he says those seniors force the out of medicare advantage would have to buy supplemental insurance, like medi gap. for insurers like the aarp and its partner, united health care, that means a much higher profit margin. >> they have to purchase a medi gap policy, and oh, guess what? aarp has 30% of that. >> you should know about this card. >> reporter: it's a fact not lost on its member. >> aarp is about insurance. people need to know that. aarp is not out there to help you, it's to take your money and put it in their pocket. >> reporter: the aarp insists this is not true. so your lobbyists haven't lobbied to leave untouched. edigap? >> no, it's not even an issue w
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Jan 24, 2010 3:00pm EST
billion of it went for health care coverage supporting medicare costs and technology products. there are other areas, too. $116 billion went towards the vulnerable. people who need assistance, like food stamps and unemployment assistance. $104 billion went to education and science. $66 billion went to green projects. $48 billion to transportation improvements and highway construction, and another $34 billion went to other assorted projects. of the $787 billion, $413 billion, a little more than half of it, is spoken for. it's been doled out in form of tax breaks, spending projects, other obligations. that leaves us with about $374 billion leftover, about half of which will be for more tax breaks. we've got a great panel of experts with us for the hour, but let's start with cnn senior political analyst david gergen. david, the simple question so many people are asking, is the stimulus working so far? >> ali, it certainly has helped. and i think when the government throws this much money at the economy, clearly, it has helped to save jobs, state and local government. clearly, it has eas
CNN
Jan 9, 2010 6:00pm EST
medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> one item piled high on president's agenda now what to do about iran. tehran remains defiant about its nuclear program, thumbing its nose at the world's demands by missing a deadline over its nuclear program. so how should the world respond? i spoke about that and more with the israeli ambassad
CNN
Jan 29, 2010 10:00pm EST
say we're going to provide vouchers of some sort for current medicare recipients at the current level -- >> no. >> no? 55 -- well, no, i understand. i mean, there's a grandfathering in. just for future agabeneficiarie. i want to make sure i'm not unfair to your proposal but point out i read it. the basic idea would be at some point we hold medicare cost percipient constant as a way of making sure that doesn't go way out of whack. >> a blend of inflation and health inflation. the point of our plan is, because medicare, as you know, is a $38 trillion unfunded liability. it has to be reformed for younger generations because it won't exist because it's going bankrupt. the prepgs of our idea is, why not give people the same kind of health care plan we here have in congress? that's the kind of reform we're proposing for medicare. >> look, look, as i said before this is an entirely legitimate proposal. the problem is twofold. one is that depending on how it's structured if recipients are suddenly getting a plan that has their reimbursement rates going like this but health care costs ar
CNN
Jan 28, 2010 1:00pm EST
marketplace. we want a system in which seniors don't have these huge gaps in their medicare prescription drug coverage. and where medicare itself is on a sounder financial footing. those are the things that we're fighting for. and i'm not going to stop on this, because it's the right thing to do. and, by the way, if you are serious about reducing our deficit and debt, you cannot accomplish it without reforming our health care system, because that's what's gobbling up more federal dollars than anything else. i don't understand folks who say they don't want to see government spending out of control, and then are fighting reforms that the congressional budget office says would cut $1 trillion off our deficits over the next two decades. those aren't my numbers. we're never going to stop fighting to cut waste and abuse in washington. we do have to rein in deficits that have been accumulating for too long. families across the country are tightening their belts and making tough decisions. it's time for the federal government to do the same, and that's why i proposed specific step and that is why i p
CNN
Jan 2, 2010 11:00am EST
confront a complex medicare system to get the coverage she really needs. >> i'm trying to be interpret tif. you understand what i'm saying? no. okay. >> this idea we played around with really needed to be there in the community. >> what i'd like to do first a vocal warm-up. my name is suzy. all of the actors tend to learn a lot about helping each other out. i'm an actress and director and artistic director of open circle theater. i was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, brittle bones disease. way too tight. look how tight it is for the wheelchairs to come in that way. about 20,000 to 40,000 people have it in the country, kind of like osteoporosis for your whole life but a lot more complicated. fourth of four children. i was pretty much expected to do what else everybody else did but according to my brother not as many chores. i had to have rods put in my leg bones for an infrastructure. having a family that was able to deal with it helped a lot. having really great medical care helped a lot. i'm retired on disability because i'm too sick to work. now i'm back on medicare through social sec
CNN
Jan 10, 2010 9:00am EST
the senate and the house. the medicare ak chau wary is looking at the bill as it now stands. a report says it would grow health care expenditures, and it says that it believes unrealistic things to obtain. is the president comfortable with the cost curve? is it bent enough as it now stands or in negotiating a final compromise, do you need to bend it more? >> certainly the medicare is a group that looks at it, and the council of economic advisers has done a lot of work looking at what the cbo is projecting, and we feel confident based on their numbers and on the joint taxation, the senate version of the bill would generally slow the growth of the cost about 1% near year, which may sound small but it's enormous. i think the important thing is, the president made this a priority. >> the administration is committed. the new budget is coming up in a few weeks, they say they will try to do more to tackle the spending problem. the administration believed spending was necessary, and running up nor deficit was necessary, and now as you shift to try to control the deficit as well as to keep the
CNN
Jan 13, 2010 1:00pm EST
chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> all right. from new york and, of course, to one of the largest haitian communities in this country. i'm talking about miami. little haiti there. a number of people are trying desperately to find out about their loved ones in haiti as a result of this 7.0 magnitude quake yesterday. our john zarella is there in miami. he's been reaching out to a number of people. there are a lot of resources in place, in miami, in littl
CNN
Jan 29, 2010 8:00pm EST
cost of medicare and medicaid, and it won't cost anybody anything. that's great politics. it's just not true. so there's got to be some test of realism in any of these proposals, mine included. i've got to hold myself accountable, and i guarantee the american people will hold themselves -- will hold me accountable if what i'm selling doesn't actually deliver. >> mr. president, a point of clarification. what's in the better solutions book are all the legislative proposals -- >> oh, i understand. i've actually read your bills. >> that we've offered throughout 2009. >> i understand. >> so rest assured the summary document you've received is backed up by precisely the kind of detailed legislation that speaker pelosi and your administration have been busy ignoring for 12 months. >> well, wait, hold on a second. >> well, it's just -- >> no, no, no, no. hold on a second, guys. i've read your legislation. i mean, i take a look at this stuff. and the good ideas, we take. but here's the thing -- here's the thing that, i guess, all of us have to be mindful of. it can't be all or nothing one wa
CNN
Jan 3, 2010 8:00am EST
. in texas, the modest income from social security he's over the limit to receive medicare. no insurance, but a bag full of medications that run more than $5,000 a month. >> every day. every day. >> reporter: and the prospect if the cancer comes back of much more daunting expenses. >> the bone marrow testing alone costs like that's just the testing part of it. >> reporter: 800,000 patients pass through jps every year. fewer than 7% of them have private health insurance. >> we've got surgery in two. three. >> reporter: those here who do have coverage are likely to medicare or medicaid and when the jps ceo and chief of medicine hear the president promise to squeeze billions in savings from knows federal programs, they worry and among other things it could exacerbate an already acute doctor shorts allege in texas. >> we have a significant problem with medicaid only 38% of our physicianses participate in medicaid programs. so if we start squeezing the payment rates down or freezing them, we're going see fewer and fewer physicians who will want to participate in those programs. >> r
CNN
Jan 11, 2010 6:00am EST
right here in the united states. we'll have more on what exactly is going on. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> 20 minutes past the hour. we're minding your business right now, and there is a warning out for parents, some chinese manufacturers are now replacing lead in children's jewelry with another dangerous metal, cadmium. the associated press conducted lab tests on more than 100 items purchased in new york, in ohio, texas and california. they found levels of cadmium as high as 91%. it's linked to some cancers and also affects brain development in young children, even more so than lead. the consumer product safety commission now says it is opening an investigation and will take action, quote, as quickly as possible to protect the safety of children. >>> and stephanie elam here minding your business this morning. bonus season just about upon us, and some very happy people. >> i don't know about that. actually, i think a lot of workers are very unhappy, because -- >> the ones receiving the bone uses? >> because they're not as big as they were. this is an issue for a lot o
CNN
Jan 25, 2010 5:00pm EST
like social security and medicare, that are just steaming along. these are the more politically popular domestic programs. the point of this, when you talk to senior officials, this president wants to get serious about fiscal discipline, he's heard all the criticism about washington spending so much money. we're told that the state of the union address is going to have a lot on fiscal discipline. the president clearly trying to burnish his credentials on that. mixed reaction i'm getting from republicans, some saying they can work with the president on this. others saying it's just a fraction of the federal debt right now and really not going to be enough. the big problem for this president is going to be very senior democrats on the hill don't want their power of the purse taken away. i'm already talking to top democratic aides on the hill saying the president is going to face some real opposition, because there's going to be some really popular programs that liberals will not want to cut. >> stand by. gloria borger is here. do i hear echoes, gloria, of the president saying, in
CNN
Jan 26, 2010 8:00pm EST
medicare and medicaid that is going to drive us right into the roof here in the next few years, that effort to form a commission was rejected today by the senate. and that's a setback, i think, for budget hogs and for what the president wants to make part of his agenda in the coming year. >> so, eric, where is the disconnect between the senate and the public? in your view, why has the senate turned against him in this big challenge to fix the economy? he's obviously trying to address what he's been hearing, but it's like it's just around the edges, so whats the bigger issue here? >> i think the bigger issue here is the president says he's going to fix the spending after it's been raised 20%, but the health care stimulus a majority of americans think was wasted. just today ron nabors from the budget office was quoted around capitol hill that liberals should take heart that this doesn't really affect agencies, and by the way, the president is going to continue to pursue health care and a jobs bill that he says will help the deficit, but very view people, in the middle class particularl
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Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
debated openly and fairly, it will raise taxes, it will raise taxes, it will hurt medicare, it will destroy jobs and run our nation deeper into debt. >> we'll always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew, the hope rises again, and the dream lives on. >> we're breaking down this improbable win for the gop and its likely impact on health care reform. we've got the best political team on television this morning. suzanne malveaux, live at the white house with reaction from democrats who no longer enjoy a filibuster proof, but we start with jim acosta. it's such an irony, ted kennedy's dying wish was to see america's health care system overhauled and the seat goes to a republican who has completely different ideas. >> reporter: that's right, john. and democrats may hope that what happened in massachusetts stays in massachusetts, but that is not going to be the case if a remember in scott brown can campaign across this state saying he will vote against health care reform in what is a very liberal state, obviously the signs for the democrats, not goo
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Jan 4, 2010 3:00pm EST
involvement on this. stay right there. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> this is a story that's got a lot of people angry. it's about two nba basketball players -- if you can imagine this. two nba basketball players who took it upon themselves to have in their locker room -- an nba locker room, mind you, their place of work -- guns, pieces. when asked why they brandished the pistols or guns on each other, according to reports, the reason they did it is because of some kind of gambling debt or question that they were having with each other on its surface, beyond even looking under the surface, this looks horrible for the nba and for them. >> absolutely. what is that arena? that is their workplace, like you said. look at the district of columbia where i was a proud member of the metro police department for over 26 years. i can tell you, rick, they don't like it when people bring guns into the city. they're not law enforcement. >> what would a normal employer do if a couple of employees were pointing guns in the workplace? >> i can tell you. when i left, i was in charge of w
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Jan 26, 2010 11:00am EST
those nondiscretionary big entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. but a lot of people very concerned about these cuts, about these freezes. we've heard from democrats as well as republicans. we've even heard from some economists as well is a controversial idea. the former labor secretary under president clinton, robert reich, said now is not the time to freeze spending. i want you to take a listen. >> i don't think it makes much sense, larry, and i'll tell you why. the government under the circumstances we now face is the purchaser of last resort. consumers are not buying. they're still scared for good reason. businesses are not investing very much. they don't want to invest if there are not consumers out there so government has got to spend. this is something a lot of people have difficulty understanding. >> tony, some republicans are saying these freezes are not enough. it doesn't deal with medicare or medicaid or social security, those big entitlement programs, not far enough. some democrats are saying, look, they're quite worried about social programs that would be
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Jan 21, 2010 8:00pm EST
business. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. >>> tonight haiti is obviously still in chaos. again, a full nine days after the earthquake, aide worker suzy crabaker, charity mercy and sharing, ran the abandoned baby unit at the government hospital in port-au-prince. before the quake she had, she tells us she had 32 children in her care and says tonight she still does not know where they are or if they are okay. i spoke with her earlier. listen. >> we've been running the abandoned baby unit inside the government hospital for 15 years. we haven't been able to locate where they've been moved to. we've been told over and over we've been going into the hospital speaking to administration at the hospital and they keep sending us away saying they're okay, they're okay. i can't really accept that. i need to see if they are okay. i need to see that. if they're not then i need to know if they've been buried. we've already buried three of our students. we've buried four of our employees. we have several students that we're still in process
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Jan 2, 2010 12:00pm EST
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Jan 8, 2010 8:00pm EST
want to grow internationally. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> tonight, reports of growing tension in the world of late night tv. conan o'brien apparently is not rushing to sign off on a plan to bump his show to midnight and move jay leno back into the 11:30 time slot, accord together "new york times" which reports the nbc standoff smells like a real opportunity for the network's competitors. leno joked about the possible switcheroo last night. take a look. >> i don't think there's any truth to the rumors. nbc only cancels you when you're in first place so we're fine. actually, you know what happened? nbc found four guns in my locker. and the justice daeptdepartment announced they will discuss the merge with nbc anti-trust review which is the relationship i have with nbc, anti-trust. there's an anti-trust. yeah. >> joining me right now is sharon waxman, editor in chief of therap.com and john ridley, a friend of our show. hi to both of you. sharon everyone is buzzing about this, you at the rap are reporting that fox may actually be interested in conan. what's the latest? tel
CNN
Jan 2, 2010 8:00am EST
knees until she got medicare, treatment was too expensive. >> i'm proud as a peacock. >> reporter: but sometimes wealth isn't found if a wallet. >> i can really walk without it. >> let's see. don't be falling down now. >> reporter: it thrives in spirit. >> this is great. >> reporter: it's always been payment enough for dr. nickels. >> you're a good woman. >> reporter: despite the title david nickel is is no longer a doctor on the island, he's a father, an advocate. on a shrinking island in the chesapeake bay, in a dwindling ton at its center. >> inez, come here. >> reporter: dr. david nickels made it his mission to build something that would last. >> it's been a long time. a long time coming. >> reporter: the concrete foundation for the new clinic is a result of years of fundraising. >> well worth it. >> reporter: an insurance policy for people who have no insurance. >> he's just always been there. he's always been there for the people when they needed him the most. >> reporter: with a heart as big as the chesapeake bay is blue. >> i think i've gotten an awful lot from the island. >> r
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Jan 24, 2010 12:00pm EST
people into medicare and medicaid when both of those problems are in deep, financial insolvency. >> in the wake of the election, they will have david pluff, the campaign manager they had in 2008 and he will travel the country and get more involved in campaigns for government and senate and implicit in all that your committee, the campaign committee missed the boat in massachusetts and didn't see this stunning upset coming and they believe almost curcome vent what you're doing so it doesn't happen again. was the failure at your committee and do you need this help or is that meddling? >> we welcome the white house beefing up their elections and, secondly, we didn't start under my term with 60 votes. we had 60 votes. clearly, we did everything we could in massachusetts. i think the big take away from massachusetts, however, is that, in fact, there is enormous economic ankest in the country and people lost their jobs and had a family member who lost their jobs and their house is worth less than their mortgage and that economic anks came out to play in this election and expect the president
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Jan 25, 2010 8:00pm EST
spending, medicare, medicaid, social security. those are the big ticket items. we do know that the education department got a big influx of money from the stimulus. so what the president has done as ed said is perhaps picking a fight with liberals, but he's making nice with the blue dogs, those conservative democrats that wanted something like this. he may need them a little more right now for health care and other things, so it will come as welcome news to those conservative democrats and to some republicans. >> well, as you said political cover for key people at the moment given the health care battle. ali velshi, answer this simple question. does this have my baring on the economy? does it mean anything? >> well, it does, and one of the bigger concerns that's growing, our polling is showing, protests are showing it, votes are showing it. people are increasingly concerned about the debt and growing sdift. the federal budget right now is $3.5 trillion. this is less than $500 billion we're talking about that he could even affect. that's not going to be eliminated. the bottom line h
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Jan 27, 2010 5:00pm EST
plan, and represeand rpt -- representative ryan has put medicare on vouchers which is a better defense for him as a whole. >> well, there could be an infusion of market mechanisms to help there as opposed to cost controls which are quality reducers, yes, we would lower costs, and we would maintain costs -- >> do you like the voucher idea? >> i like anything with a market mechanism to it. i also like government-run, how about this, high-risk pools, and we would be for reducing or eliminating pre-existing conditions, and a lot of places where we come together, but he has not reached out one time. >> mary and paul are -- >> you are not going to come at 70% and not now. >> and mary and paul will be with us throughout the night with our coverage. standby, and we will check in with jack cafferty and the cafferty file and also with the team in haiti to see what is happening there. much more of the coverage as we await the president about three hours away, a joint session of the congress and senate in a state of the union address. >>> let's get right back to jack for the cafferty file. >> ques
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Jan 26, 2010 6:00am EST
freezes. the big items like medicare, medicaid, entitlement programs not necessarily being cut, and some democrats saying this goes too far. you'll have health care and education being cut. what this does do, however, is moves this president closer to the right, and that is what he needs to do. he needs to attract those fiscally-conservative democrats, independents and some republicans. the administration and this president admitted yesterday yesterday this is part of the reason health care reform wasn't passed. he didn't get partisan support. take a listen to what he said to diane sawyer. >> we had to make so many decisions quickly in a very difficult set of circumstances that after a while, we started worrying more about getting the policy right than getting the process right. >> reporter: and, john, that is what the course correction is all about this go-round. this president obviously in a state of the union is going to be appealing to middle class voters and also to republicans as well as democrats saying he wants bipartisan support. he's got serious proposals on the table that he h
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Jan 21, 2010 6:00am EST
like medicare which people like and people think has been a success, we found we were having success with that in the polls at exactly the moment it was jetisoned. there is a group out there and they're represented by the republicans here in washington who want no deal. who think everything is fine, having cost go up $1,000 every year is just fine. but if we put those folks aside and put the focus on people that really think we have a problem to solve, which is an overwhelming number of americans, we've walked away from things we were trying to do. >> lanny davis in an article he penned for "the wall street journal" yesterday blamed the left for the defeat. he said it's not a defeat for the mess an engineer, it's the message. he says will we stop listening to the purist base of our party who seem to prefer defeat to winning elections and no change at all if they don't get oughtle change they want. have democrats misread the mood of the country? >> i have to tell you something. if you look at what is in this final package that passed through the senate, none of the things that people
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Jan 14, 2010 10:00pm EST
next. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> as we've been showing you the earthquake overwhelmed haiti's medical system which was pretty much overwhelmed before the earthquake. thousands injured. clinic, hospitals, still the ones that are still standing i should point out are overflowing. medical supplies, doctors are scarce to nonexistent in a lot of places. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta was at a hospital where thousands of people, some critically injured are waiting and waiting for help. some of them are dying as they wait. take a look. >> reporter: what you're looking at is a makeshift mortuary in some of the few hospitals still up and running here in port prince. if you can call it that. over the past few hours we've seen dozens of body come out of the mortuary and taken to a truck where they're taken to another ground. bodies not identified. so much of the attention is focused over here. on patients who are alive but in desperate need of medical care. want to try to walk through here. give you a very different perspective on what's happening in the aftermath o
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Jan 23, 2010 6:00am EST
shove this government takeover of health care with its medicare cuts and tax hikes. there's a sweet heart deal that needs to be cut, democrats will cut it. and if there's a vote that needs to be bought, they'll buy it. haven't we had enough of government propped up on payouts and pork barrel spending? haven't we had enough of the same old us versus them politics that uses yesterday's battles to distract us from today's problems? we're all in this together. and we need positive forward-looking solutions to bring us together. >> congressman boehner says democrats aren't heeding the message from the massachusetts senate election. he says they should stop scrambling on health care. >>> issue number one is the economy. and the report from the u.s. labor department shows that the december jobless rates rose in 43 states and the district of columbia reversing that downward trend that we've been seeing since november. hard hit regions included the west, midwest, and southeastern u.s. >> and also 16 states reported double digit unemployment numbers including ohio where president obama held a
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Jan 20, 2010 9:00am EST
not being debated openly and fairly. it will raise taxes, it will raise taxes, it will hurt medicare, it will destroy jobs and run our nation deeper into debt. >> we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew, the hope rises again, and the dream lives on. >> senator john mccain talking about the big win for republicans right now. >> vermont, massachusetts, hawaii, michigan, connecticut, twice in connecticut, montana, south dakota, north dakota, wyoming, the list goes on of special deals that were carved for special reasons and the latest, of course, is the incredible, incredible action concerning unions being exempt from taxes that non-union members will now have to pay in greater numbers. how do you justify favoring one group of americans. this is union members for any reason other than you owe them political favors. and they have political influence. and so the negotiating went from the back rooms here to the back rooms in the white house. the same, the same president that said that c-span and completely transparent process would preva
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Jan 23, 2010 8:00am EST
its medicare cuts and tax hikes. if there's a sweetheart deal that needs to be cut, democrats will cut it. now, if there's a vote that needs to be bought, they'll buy it. >> boehner went on to add republicans will continue to challenge the status quo and offer better solutions. >>> film director roman polanski's request to be sentenced in absentia has been denied. the judge ruled yesterday that polanski must return to the u.s. to find out if he'll go to prison. polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old, but left the country before he was sentenced. he is currently under house arrest in switzerland where he was arrested in september on a fugitive warrant. >>> just about 60 miles away from the earthquake destruction in port-au-prince, tourists are enjoying the beaches of haiti. can you imagine that scene? those two different scenes. people enjoying the beach versus people literally fighting for a place to live and survive in port-au-prince. royal caribbean has come under some fire for continuing its cruise line tours to that area. however, officials in haiti we
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Jan 21, 2010 9:00am EST
along with? >> i'd like to look at the bill but i'm not in favor of higher taxes, cutting medicare half a trillion, affecting medical coverage for veterans and basically having a one size fits all. so i know what i don't want. now i'm looking forward to reading the bills and coming up with a plan because, you know, if it's something the president feels is important, i'm certainly willing to look at it. >> stopping the denial of coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions? >> reporter: so there you have it, kyra. him coming in here to so much applause. we were trying to pin him down on some of the details, as you know one of the avenues that democrats could take now would be to pare down their health care reform efforts without having that key 60th vote that they need and really go for some elements of health care reform that maybe they can get some republican support on. we're trying to figure out exactly which of those rinse, including senator brown, might support. we don't know at this point but he's going to be meeting inside this room, as he sort of really glad hands -- like i
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Jan 19, 2010 10:00pm EST
midnight hour and a lot more political coverage ahead. stay tuned. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> we're reporting on two major stories tonight. the one here, of course, and the major political story back in massachusetts. wolf is covering that political angle for us. wolf, a big night for the republican candidate in massachusetts. >> a huge night. the republican candidate, scott brown, wins. let's take a look at what we have. right now, 99% of the vote is in. 52% for scott brown, martha coakley, the attorney general, the democratic candidate, 47%. it's a major, voyeur victory for the republicans and it sends a powerful message to the democrats in washington, to the white house, and to president obama. a lot of people are wondering now, anderson, what happens to health care reform and other major priorities of the democrats? in order to get anything important passed in the senate, you need 60 votes to beat a filibuster. right now, once he's seated, the senator-elect from massachusetts, the democrats will have 59 and the difference between 59 and 60 is all the differ
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Jan 18, 2010 6:00am EST
take a quick break. when we come back, christine romans will be mining your business. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> coming up in 21 minutes after the hour, time to mind your business. christine romans is here minding it for you. big delays with the home buyer tax credit. >> that's right. this is a very popular program. until maybe november 6 there hadn't been much trouble filing for this tax credit. but our folks last week at cnnmoney.com noticed there were huge delays and you couldn't file anymore for the tax credit. now that delay is over. can you file for the tax credit but expect a long time before you're going to get the money, and expect an awful lot of paperwork. no electronic filing from here on out for that home buyer tax credit. proof of resident dency, all kinds of mortgage documents, and expect two months to four months delays. why? don't blame the irs. this is because so many people were scamming the system. tens of thousands of people trying to claim this tax credit and they had no business doing so. in fact a bunch of little kids claimed this tax credit.
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Jan 20, 2010 1:00pm EST
medicare. there are a lot of problems with this bill. >> let's listen to john mccain and what he said after this election victory by scott brown last night. listen to this -- >> last night a shot was fired around this nation. a shot was fired saying, no more business as usual in washington, d.c. stop this unsavory, sausage-making process called health care reform, where special favors are dispensed to special people for special reasons in order to purchase votes. >> mark, who's right? is it those people who say this was a shot that was -- that was heard around the nation, or was this an election in massachusetts by people who just didn't like the democratic candidate? >> you know, given the fact that it all comes down to health care, it is a shot heard around the nation, and the reason being is that this was president obama's number one domestic issue, putting aside all the bailout money, ali, putting aside the fact that president obama had a deal with the auto industry collapsing, with the housing industry collapsing, this was his number one domestic issue, he's not going to see it d
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Jan 22, 2010 10:00pm EST
) wanchai ferry. restaurant quality chinese in your grocer's freezer medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. >>> aid officials say 200,000 people have fled the capital by bus or ferry or on foot, some planning to stay with relatives elsewhere in haiti, others, plans less certain. they want to get out of the city as karl penhaul found out. he joins me now. a lot of people just trying to get out? >> really is. there were a lot of people we said today heading toward the coastal city down in the southwest there. seemed to be a lot of family ties here. lot of rural connections so they want to get out in the countryside. i wouldn't say so much they want to build a new life, but they really want to find some way to survive, but pushing, fighting for seats, you know, it's 90-some degrees outside and then on those buses it's absolutely boiling inside. as you can imagine, the kids are just crying. everybody's getting bent out of shape. and the bus is in such a poor condition. they might be sitting on the bus for four or five hours while th
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Jan 29, 2010 5:00pm EST
reforms, we're going to lower the cost of medicare and medicaid, and it won't cost anybody anything. that's great politics. it's just not true. so there's got to be some test of realism in any of these proposals, mine included. i've got to hold myself accountable, and i guarantee the american people will hold me accountable if what i'm selling doesn't actually deliver. >> mr. president, a point of clarification, what's in the better solutions book are all the legislative proposals -- >> i understand that. i've actually read your bills. >> throughout 2009, so rest assured the summary document you received is backed up by precisely the kind of detailed legislation that speaker pelosi and your administration have been busy ignore for 12 months. >> mike, hold on a second. i -- [ applause ] >> no, no, hold on a second. you know, mike, i've read your legislation, i mean, i take a look at this stuff, and the good ideas we take, but here's the thing -- here's the thing that i guess all of us have to be mindful of. it could be all or nothing one way or the other, right? >> we're going to hav
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Jan 10, 2010 1:00pm EST
presentations done right. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. garlique's clinically proven ingredient maintains healthy cholesterol naturally. eat right. exercise. garlique. >>> let me ask you about another country broadly speakin
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Jan 30, 2010 6:00pm EST
medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call t number on your screen. >>> mr. president, a point of clarification, what is in the better solutions book are all the legislative proposals -- >> i understand that. i've actually read your bills. >> -- throughout 2009. >> i understand that. >> rest assured the summary document you received is backed up by precisely the kind of detailed legislation that speaker pelosi and your administration have been busy ignoring for 12 months. >> mike, hold on, hold on a second. [ applause ] >> no, no, no, no. hold on a second, guys. you know, mike, i've read your legislation. i mean, i take a look at this stuff. and the good ideas we take. but here'
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Jan 29, 2010 1:00pm EST
reforms, we're going to lower the cost of medicare and medicaid and it won't cost anybody anything. that's great politics. it's just not true. so, there's got to be some test of realism in any of these proposals, mine included. i've got to hold myself accountable. i guarantee the american people will hold themselves -- will hold me accountable if what i'm selling doesn't actually deliver. >> mr. president, point of clarification, what's in the better solutions book are all the legislative proposals -- >> no, i understand that, i've actually read your bills. >>-- throughout 2009. >> i understand. >> so, rest assured, the summary document that you received is backed up by precisely the kind of detailed legislation that speaker pelosi and your administration has been busy ignoring for 12 months. >> mike. wait. hold on a second -- no, no, no, no, no, no, no. hold on a second. guys, you know, mike, i've read your legislation. i mean, i take a look at this stuff. and the good ideas, we take. but here's -- here's the thing -- here's the thing, i guess, that all of us have to be mindful of
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Jan 7, 2010 9:00am EST
and nice. they filed all the paperwork, and medicare and my insurance covered the cost. we can work directly with medicare or with your insurance company. we can even help with financing. if there's a way, we'll find it! so don't wait any longer, call the scooter store today. >>> 2009, clearly a rough year for the economy. as you would imagine, scam artists were out in full force taking advantage of the tough times. finance adviser, gerri willis is joining us. you can't believe people that take advantage during these times. >> yeah, one of the top scans is the stimulus scam. scammers were hard at work trying to convince if they paid for a piece of advice they could get a piece of the stimulus. and then the job hunter scam. and the mortgage foreclosure rescue scams. they were offering to help homeowners save their home from foreclosure. and robocalls. you can pay fees from $700 to $1,000, and it's money you can save by negotiating with your credit card company on your own. and then the free trial ads on the internet for teeth whi whiteners. >>> now that we are aware of the lot of the
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